Drinking White Tea To Raise Your Metabolism

Wondering how to boost your metabolism without feeling rushed or jittery? You need look no further than white tea. This delicious beverage is currently rising in popularity, and for some very good reasons.Like all natural teas, white tea contains caffeine. Caffeine is a mild appetite suppressant that is one of nature’s best metabolism boosters. White tea contains less caffeine than other teas, so you can drink it all day long without suffering from some of caffeine’s downsides: jitters, stress, and over-stimulation.

That’s great, because according to some sources, drinking white tea three or four times a day could help you lose weight in an all-natural way. Even better, if you keep drinking white tea, you won’t have to change any other aspect of your lifestyle.

That’s because white tea is processed less than other teas (the leaves are merely dried, often in the sunlight), so it retains useful natural compounds. A recent study printed in the Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism has suggested that these compounds inhibit the growth of fat cells and stimulate fat-burning activity. By drinking white tea, you attack fat from two different directions!

White tea has numerous other benefits, but the greatest of these is its sheer number of antioxidants. Tea plants build up these chemicals to protect themselves from the rays of the sun.

The antioxidants in tea are extremely strong: they are thought to reduce your risk of strokes and certain serious illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. Black, green and white tea are all bursting with antioxidants, but white tea has nearly three times as many antioxidants as green tea, its closest contender.  Indeed, white tea has the highest levels of polyphenolic catechins of any tea.

White tea has little coloring, so it won’t stain your teeth. It’s a natural diet aid that’s easy to keep close to hand and enjoy. And the taste? White tea is often infused with fruity flavors, but you can also drink it in its most natural state. On its own, it has a light, slightly sweet taste. It doesn’t taste as grassy as green tea, nor does it become bitter like black tea, no matter how long you steep it. You can drink it hot or cold.

Bio:  Greg Hayes is the author of Live Fit Blog, where he provides practical tips on how to boost metabolism, while balancing the need for fitness against the demands of regular life.

10 Basic but Powerful Things that will Help You Live Longer

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Many people think they know exactly what is going to be good for them, eve though the truth is that they really have no clue. Wouldn’t it have been great if having a lot of money, hanging around rich and powerful people, and drinking expensive wine each day would make you healthy?

This is nothing more than wishful thinking. If you really want to increase your odds of living a long and happy life, then looking at practical science is what you should be doing.

Here are ten very basic things that you can do which will help you live a longer and healthier life.

1) Brain Exercise

Stimulating your brain helps to keep you mentally alert.  Giving the brain enough exercise makes it resilient to stress and can even help keep you alert into your old age. Activities such as chess, puzzles, bridge etc. will sharpen your mind.

2) Body Exercise

It has been proven scientifically that people who do more exercise will definitely live longer. There are many different types of exercises that you can do including pilates, yoga and aerobics. Aerobic exercise is the easiest kind of exercise and all you need is 30 minutes exercise daily.

3) Regular visits to the chiropractor

Visiting your chiropractor regularly will help you keep your spine flexible and chiropractic adjustments will also help your nervous system to function at it most optimum potential.

4) Regularly Count Your calories

As we age, our metabolisms decrease.  In order to maintain your ideal weight, you will need to maintain a diet that is low on fat and rich in good quality food.

5) Increased Water Intake

You must have heard that drinking eight glasses of water every day is important to maintain health. This is difficult for some people who prefer to drink soda, coffee, and tea instead of water.  If you live in a warmer climate, you may need to increase your water intake as the temperature increases.

6) Use Antioxidants

Controlling toxicity inside the body is a must. As long as we live on Earth, we will be exposed to many different kinds of toxins.  These toxins can have a negative impact on our body.  This is why it is important to eat good food in order to counteract the effects of the toxins. In addition, you should make sure to take a multi-vitamin in order to keep your body in balance.

7) Green Tea

Most people prefer black tea, but it is a proven fact that green tea is the best option to fight cancer and also makes our immune system stronger.

8) Positive Attitude

Adapting to various stressful and otherwise situations will have a great impact on our life and our way of living. The best way to adapt is to take time for yourself and do the things that make you happy.  This might mean visiting with family and friends, or reading your favorite books.

9) Donate Blood

Or do something nice for someone else.  Not only will that person appreciate your efforts, but you will also feel good too.

10) Adopt A Pet

An interesting research has shown that having a pet can add years to your life.  Pets can also help to reduce your stress levels too.  For this reason, you might want to think about getting a cat or a dog of your own.

Relationships also help you live longer. No surprise here. You can do 2 things about relationships: find new friends or reconnect with old ones. In case you want to do the latter, this search people article will help you do the job. In case you want to do the first one, well, one simple advice is: Be outgoing and join clubs.